Defence Headquarters, says troops of Operation Delta Safe have in the last two weeks, uncovered and destroyed 89 illegal refining sites in the Niger Delta region.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, made this known while giving update on military operations across the country, in Abuja.

He said the troops also discovered and destroyed 21 dugout pits, 56 boats, 138 storage tanks, 235 cooking ovens, six pumping machines, one outboard engine, and two speedboats.

According to him, the troops have recovered about 1.2 litres of stolen crude oil, 452,910 litres of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil, 22,650 litres of Premium Motor Spirit and 3,000 litres of Dual Purpose Kerosine.

He added that the troops apprehended 59 suspected oil thieves and other criminal elements, as well as recovered 15 assorted weapons within the period under review.